Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Investing in stocks in 2011? Sadly, that’s not where the action has been. For the most part, the biggest gains for the year have been reaped in precious metals, energy and agriculture. Plain old equities are on track for forgettable year after posting stunning gains in the prior two years. Read More

Many investors are aware of the changes currently sweeping through the Middle East. Regimes in many countries have been toppled or are under extreme political pressure. Change, though not political, is also swirling through the world’s largest producer of oil, Saudi Arabia. The kingdom is central to… Read More

Gold, gold, gold… it seems everyone wants to talk about gold, and for good reason. Since 1999, the price of an ounce of gold is up more than 600%, from about $250 to more than $1,500. Many investors, me included, wish we’d have purchased more gold at lower prices back… Read More